Phil Whelan: A chat and music show hosted by Phil Whelan,
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Good morning. On Morning Brew today, commentator Steve Vines will be with us at 10.10. This week we have conclusive proof that Elton John was wrong. It doesn’t seem to be the hardest word. Far from it actually, but the people of Hong Kong don’t seem to be convinced in the slightest by this week’s spate of theatrical self flagellation. There is now a resounding chorus of, “Annnddd?”. Join Steve with your emails, and comments below. Today is World Refugee Day. Refugee status is a hugely grey area in Hong Kong, that even the experts sometimes struggle to explain. The message seems to be “come in but we don’t want you, and we’ll make that very clear to you frequently”. At 11.10 we meet Virginie Goethals who is the co founder of RUN, a NGO for refugees that provides rehabilitation through sport, with a special focus on women who are victims of torture and sexual violence. At 11.40 our vet Dr. David Gething returns. Following on from our chat yesterday with Janice Jensen about things we like to do but our dogs may not, we talk about dosing your furry friends with supplements. After 12, we’re fashionably off to Milan for this week's wine class with JC Viens. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Welcome to a wet new week on Morning Brew. At 10.10 our regular date with the CEO of HK Rugby, Robbie McRobbie. With the yearly Sevens onslaught successfully in the bag, we find out this past weekend’s scores on the doors and, of course, what’s going on this upcoming Easter holiday. After 11 New York Times best selling author Paul French reads the first of his four part story “Strangers on The Praia” adapted from real life accounts of Jewish refugees who made their way to neutral Macau during World War Two. Paul originally published this as a short story in the Hong Kong literary journal “Cha”, and has expanded and recorded it especially for Morning Brew. Listen to him read Strangers on The Praia at 11.10 today, and every day at the same time until Thursday this week. (9:30am-1pm, email email@example.com )